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How do I connect a monitor to a computer?

1. Connect the monitor to the computer using the data cable provided with the monitor. There are several types of monitor port (or socket) including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI & VGA, and you will need to look at the ports on both the monitor and the computer to see where the cable needs to be plugged in. See below for an illustration of the different types of port.
2. Connect the monitor to a power supply using the power cable provided with the monitor and switch the monitor on.
3. If the monitor is a 2nd or additional monitor, you may need to tell the computer how it is to be configured, which will usually be to extend the main display. To select a suitable option for multiple displays:
  • on a Windows PC, using your keyboard press the Windows logo key, and P key together at the same time.
  • on a Mac computer, using your keyboard, press the Command and F1 keys together at the same time.
For a more detailed description of how to configure the display setting, please see:

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